Henry Moore, ‘Ideas for Sculpture’, 1980, Phillips

This work is registered in the archives of the Henry Moore Foundation under number 80(266).

Signature: signed and dated "Moore 80" lower left

Sandton, Goodman Gallery, Henry Moore: Sculptures, Drawings and Graphics, 1981, no. 17

Ann Garrould, ed., Henry Moore: Complete Drawings 1977-81, vol. 5, London, 1994, no. AG 80.303, p. 148 (illustrated)

Raymond Spencer Company
James Kirkman, London (acquired in 1981)
Goodman Gallery, Sandton
Acquired from the above by the present owner

About Henry Moore

Often regarded as the father of modern British sculpture, Henry Moore’s large-scale bronze and marble sculptures can be found in public parks and plazas around the world. Working in various styles and mediums, Moore is perhaps best known for his highly abstract and interpretive renditions of the human figure, often portrayed in the reclining position. He was influenced by Classical, Pre-Columbian, and African art, and by Surrealism; his biomorphic style has been compared that of Salvador Dalí and Jean Arp. Moore was a longtime friend and colleague of fellow sculptor Barabara Hepworth, having met at the Leeds School of Art around 1919. He also admired the work of Constantin Brancusi, whose organic abstract style resonated with Moore’s belief that observation of nature is essential to artistic creation. Moore himself inspired many artists including his former studio assistants Anthony Caro and Richard Wentworth.

British, 1898-1986, Castleford, United Kingdom, based in Much Hadham, United Kingdom